Last season Game of Thrones added a few celebrity cameos including New York Mets Pitcher Noah Syndergaard and, most notably, musician Ed Sheeran. But it turns out not everyone in the Westeros universe was happy with the cameos.
Kristian Nairn, who played Hodor on Game of Thrones, spoke to Huffington Post about his popular role. During the interview, the topic of the show’s cameos came up, and it turns out Nairn is not a fan.
“I’m not a fan of the cameos in Game of Thrones. I don’t like them. I think it’s stupid. I don’t mind going on the record on that. I just think it takes you right out of the world,” Nairn said. “Especially Ed Sheeran. I was like, ‘Why is Ed Sheeran here?’ I mean, Ed Sheeran’s great. He’s a great guy, great musician, but why is he in Game of Thrones? I think most people would agree with me there. It was a big snap to reality.”
Of course, Sheeran’s cameo was highly mocked on social media with many people saying it broke the illusion of the show and others saying it didn’t make any impact on the show and was just a waste of time.
On the bright side, Sheeran’s character probably ended up getting burnt to death by Daenerys’ dragons, so it wasn’t a total loss.